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Why Government and Tech Can't Agree About Encryption

December 1, 2015 | by Bree Fowler and Tami Abdollah, Associated Press | News | Comments

Your phone is getting better and better at protecting your privacy. But Uncle Sam isn't totally comfortable with that, because it's also complicating the work of tracking criminals and potential national-security threats.


19 People Ill in E.Coli Linked to Costco Chicken Salad

December 1, 2015 8:15 am | by Donna Gordon Blankinship, Associated Press | News | Comments

The strain of E. Coli linked to Costco chicken salad that has sickened 19 people in seven states is more likely to be life-threatening than a recent foodborne illness that led to the closure of some Chipotle restaurants in the Northwest.


VW to Offer Quick Fix for Diesel Engines in Europe

December 1, 2015 7:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Volkswagen says it will take less than an hour to bring 1.6 and 2.0 liter turbodiesel engines in Europe into line with emissions rules.

Older Workers Seeking Options for Reducing Hours on the Job

November 24, 2015 8:20 am | by Adam Allington, Associated Press | News | Comments

Roberton Williams' plan was to retire on his government pension and take a part-time job to make up the difference in salary. It didn't quite work out that way.


Convicted Spy Pollard Released from Prison after 30 Years

November 24, 2015 8:20 am | by Eric Tucker, Associated Press | News | Comments

Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard was released from prison early Friday, culminating an extraordinary espionage case that complicated American-Israeli relations for 30 years and became a periodic bargaining chip between two allies.


VW Has Only a Few Costly Options to Fix Polluting Diesels

November 24, 2015 7:45 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

When Volkswagen submits a plan to fix emissions-cheating diesel engines on Friday, it will have only two options for most of the cars.


NATO Fights Malware, Bugged Devices at Estonian Cyber Center

November 24, 2015 7:30 am | by Jari Tanner, Associated Press | News | Comments

NATO nations and allies are battling malware in tablets and infected devices this week in the alliance's largest cyber drill to date aimed at improving members' data privacy in crisis situations.


U.S. Advised to Examine 'Hack Back' Options Against China

November 24, 2015 7:15 am | by Matthew Pennington, Associated Press | News | Comments

The United States remains ill-prepared to combat state-backed cyber intrusions from China and lawmakers should look at whether U.S.-based companies be allowed to 'hack back' to recover or wipe stolen data, a congressional advisory body said Tuesday.


Courting Business, Obama Presses for Climate Action in Asia

November 24, 2015 7:00 am | by Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press | News | Comments

Aggressive action to fight climate change will be a boon for businesses in Asia and beyond, President Barack Obama is asserting as he reaches for a global climate change agreement he hopes will burnish his environmental legacy.


Here We Go Again: Paris Attacks May Renew Encryption Debate

November 17, 2015 8:46 am | by Bree Fowler and Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The deadly attacks in Paris may soon reopen the debate over whether - and how - tech companies should let governments bypass the data scrambling that shields everyday commerce and daily digital life.


Risk is Lower, But Paris Attack Could Hit United States

November 17, 2015 8:42 am | by Ken Dilanian and Eric Tucker, Associated Press | News | Comments

When Fran Townsend was counterterrorism adviser to President George W. Bush, she says, her worst nightmare was that the al Qaida network would send men with assault rifles into malls across the American heartland on a crowded shopping day.


Japan its Own Enemy in Push to Improve Cybersecurity

November 17, 2015 8:15 am | by Gerry Shih, Associated Press | News | Comments

Apart from rogue hackers, criminal organizations or even state-backed cyberwarfare units, Japan's businesses and government agencies are facing a unique cybersecurity foe: themselves.


A Twist for Paris Climate Talks: Al Gore The Optimist

November 17, 2015 8:00 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

After decades of raising alarms about global warming, former Vice President Al Gore is now raising hopes.

German Transport Agency is Testing Emissions on 23 Brands

November 17, 2015 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Germany's Federal Motor Transport Authority says it's testing the emissions of vehicles made by 23 foreign and domestic brands following revelations that Volkswagen installed software on some 11 million vehicles allowing them to fake emissions results.


Missouri Protests Embolden Student Leaders on Other Campuses

November 17, 2015 7:30 am | by Collin Brinkley, Associated Press | News | Comments

In the ouster of the University of Missouri's president, leaders of student groups on other campuses dealing with racial strife see an opening to press their own university administrators for better treatment of black students.


Public Services Grind to Halt in Greek General Strike

November 17, 2015 7:15 am | by Elena Becatoros, Associated Press | News | Comments

Clashes briefly broke out Thursday between riot police and protesters in central Athens during the first general strike since the country's left-led government initially came to power in January.



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